When the historic Myers Park district was planned in the early 20th century, the majority of homes were detached single-family dwellings one to two stories tall on tree-shaded lots. Brick, weatherboard, and wood shingles are the favored exterior materials. But none of the original designs included garages.

img_1415editedAbove: this residence was built in 1924, and the homeowners have updated many of the interior spaces.  In their opinion, the only feature lacking was a shelter for their vehicles.  The clients preferred an over-sized, airy carport to an enclosed garage. Architect Tony L. Gray, AIA, designed a custom space that would compliment their home and it was built at the back corner of their driveway..

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The dormer serves as light attic storage, and it is accessible by a pull down ladder in the ceiling of the carport.  The door in the center of the back wall opens to additional storage for yard equipment and garden supplies.
img_1396a The carport’s interior includes board and batten walls and a stained v-groove ceiling.
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